self-denial


self–de·ni·al

noun \-di-ˈnī(-ə)l\

: the act of not allowing yourself to have or do something you want

Full Definition of SELF-DENIAL

:  a restraint or limitation of one's own desires or interests

First Known Use of SELF-DENIAL

1642

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: self–denied
Previous Word in the Dictionary: self–delight
All Words Near: self-denial

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up self-denial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More